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Korg TRITON Taktile 49-Key Keyboard/Synth Controller with TRITON Engine

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49-key MIDI controller with built-in TRITON sounds.

TRITON taktile controller feature a stylish design that projects a sense of presence, together with the same great-feeling semi-weighted keyboard that's used on synthesizers and music workstations such as the KingKORG and KROME. It's loaded with functions that make it fun to play and use, such as a touch pad inherited from the Kaossilator that lets you play melodies using just a single finger, trigger pads that let you generate chords in the key and scale of your choice and an arpeggiator that includes rhythm patterns. Of course, the TRITON taktile also delivers the functionality that you expect from a MIDI controller. It provides all of the basic controllers such as sliders and switches, and makes setup easy so you can start producing music right away. Convenience is not the only attraction of TRITON taktile; it's a MIDI controller that's full of features that will stimulate your creativity.

The sounds of Korg's best-selling TRITON music workstation
With total sales of more than 300,000 units for the series, KORG's TRITON music workstation is legendary. The 512 program sounds built into the TRITON are included, specially tuned for the taktile. You can register 16 of your favorite sounds for immediate recall at the touch of a switch. The sounds range from standards such as electric piano and organ to synth leads for soloing and elegant pads, making this a treasury of sounds that will stimulate your inspiration as a player. You can also control the TRITON taktile from your computer via USB MIDI as an external sound module to enhance your existing music production setup. This is a preset sound module with adjusted sounds based on the TRITON's PCM waveforms, and only some parameters can be edited.

A compact and lightweight synthesizer that you can take anywhere
Turn on the power and start playing immediately. Since you can power-on the TRITON taktile and start playing immediately without having to wait through a lengthy start-up. This is a convenient way to hear your ideas using the internal sound module or to do a bit of practicing or playing when the feeling strikes you. Even when the TRITON taktile is not connected to your computer, you can use it stand-alone with an AC adapter or with mobile batteries (separately sold: USB 2.0 compliant DC5V 550 mA or higher). As a single-unit compact and lightweight synthesizer, it doesn't have to stay on your desk; it can be a trusty partner that goes with you everywhere, whether it's the studio or on the stage.

Use the trigger pads to easily enter chords
The touch pad located in the center of the TRITON taktile feature the Touch Scale function that was so popular on the KORG Kaossilator. Simply stroke the touch pad to generate melodies in the key and scale that you specify; you'll be able to use easy and intuitive gestures to perform musical phrases without needing advanced musical knowledge or keyboard performance skills. There's also an arpeggiator function with fifty different rhythm patterns, so you can play your software synthesizers with a single finger just as though you were using a Kaossilator.
The trigger pads placed in the right of the panel have two banks, A and B, and are also velocity-sensitive. Since the dynamics of your performance will be faithfully conveyed, your drum and percussion input will have a sense of life. The Chord Scale function automatically generates chords according to the key and scale that you specify. By using this in conjunction with the arpeggiator and the Touch Scale function of the touch pad, you'll find yourself finishing entire songs in no time at all. You can also assign chords that you yourself play, opening up endless possibilities that are limited only by your imagination.

Semi-weighted keyboard with a great playing feel
The semi-weighted keyboard featured on the KROME and KingKORG music workstations and synthesizers that are used by players around the world is also featured on the TRITON taktile. No compromises have been made in the playing feel for either the 49-key or 25-key model. You can use these keyboards not just to enter notes on your desktop music production setup, but also for real-time performance.

Touch pad that can also be used as a mouse
The touch pad can also be used as a USB track pad, with gestures such as two-fingered vertical scrolling and tapping to click. Your productivity will be boosted since there's no need to interrupt your musical workflow.

A full array of DAW presets and basic functionality; simply connect, and start playing
The TRITON taktile is designed for simplicity; connect it to your computer via a single USB cable and the power turns on. It supports the major DAW/sequencer software, and its easy setup lets you start creating music right away. Controllers can be freely assigned, making the taktile a USB/MIDI controller that will meet all demands, from controlling a mixer to editing your software synthesizers.

The taktile series is now compatible with iPad (9.14.2014 update)
This update provides a low-power mode that works with an iPad, covering all music production setups from mobile to desktop. We've also provided template data that supports the KORG Gadget for iPad Mobile Music Production App (via download). The taktile series has evolved into an even better MIDI controller, ready to accelerate your music production.

*For connection to the iPad, use the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning - USB camera adapter.

FEATURES
All 512 program sounds of the TRITON, the best-selling KORG music workstation
A compact and lightweight synthesizer for your dekstop, or on the go
Use the velocity-sensitive backlit trigger pads to easily enter chords or single notes
Semi-weighted keyboard with a great playing feel
A full array of DAW presets and basic functionality; simply connect and start playing
Stylish and ergonomic design
X/Y touch pad can also be used as a track pad; ribbon selector offers left and right click
The "KORG KONTROL Editor" & "Control Surface plug-in" are available
A generous array of bundled software provides amazing value
New functions in system version 2.0
iPad-friendly low-power mode has been added
Start up while holding down [<] [>]
Improved sensitivity of the keyboard and trigger pads
Operability with Ableton Live has been enhanced
TRACK PAD mode now provides a center-click function and horizontal scrolling
Template data to support KORG Gadget for iPad
Additional features have been fine tuned for improved usability and stability

More than your standard controller, order the taktile with TRITON engine today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Number Of Internal Programs: 512, data cannot be rewritten
Sound Generation System: PCM sound generator (preset type), 1 timber only
Maximum Polyphony: 80 voices
Keyboard: 49-key: Semi Weighted Keyboard (Velocity sensitivity is supported, after touch is not supported)
Trigger Pads: 16 (with velocity-sensitive)
General Purpose Controllers: Switches x 8, Sliders x 8, Knobs x 8
DAW Transport: Switches x 7 (MARKER, FORWARD, REWIND, PLAY, STOP, REC, CYCLE)
Other Controllers: Wheel 1 (Pitch bend), Wheel 2 (Assignable)
Touch Pad: Touch Scale Mode / Control Mode / Track Pad Mode
Arpeggiator: 6 types, 50 Rhythm patterns
Display: 128 x 64 dots, the high-contrast OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) display
Terminals: USB (Type B), Assignable Switch ("Half-damper" is not supported), Assignable Pedal, Audio Out (Stereo mini jack type)
MIDI: Out only
Power Supply: USB bus power mode
Supports USB 2.0 compliant DC5V 550mA or higher AC adapters
Current Consumption: 500 mA or less
Dimensions
(W) x (D) x(H): 750 x 290 x 83 mm/29.53 x 11.42 x 3.27 inches
Weight: 3.8 kg/ 8.38 lbs.
Accessories
Owner's Manual, USB cable, KORG BUNDLE SOFTWARE PIN Card.

Supported software:
Cubase 7
Live 9
Garage Band 10
Logic Pro X, Pro Tools 10
SONAR X2
Digital Performer 8
Any other application that supports MIDI input
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KorgTRITON Taktile 49-Key Keyboard/Synth Controller with TRITON Engine
 
4.0

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This had so much potential...

By ScottieByNature

from Columbus, OH

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Innovative Features
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Missing Critical Features
  • Not For Working Musicians
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Entry-level Daw Control

Comments about Korg TRITON Taktile 49-Key Keyboard/Synth Controller with TRITON Engine:

Reading reviews and watching demos of this thing, I thought it would be just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.

At first, it was actually kind of fun to play. I enjoyed the battery of multi-function pads, and had some fun with the chord mode. The touch pad was a nice feature, too. But maybe 5 minutes into playing it for the first time, the display panel seemed to glitch, and threw a thin bright vertical line right up through the middle of it. It eventually went away. But I then noticed that the red button backlights seemed to occasionally flicker while I was playing. Add to that the fact that the knobs and faders felt wobbly and cheap, and the fact that the only option for audio output was through a headphone jack (seriously?!), and I was convinced this thing wouldn't last nearly as long as I would need it to with the amount of shows we play. On top of all that, it's missing some pretty crucial features, such as setting layers and keyboard splits. Also, while you can assign sounds as "favorites," you don't have the ability to save any of the adjustments you might have made to the sound parameters.

I probably would've given this only two stars, but like I said, it was at least a little fun to play, plus it's nice on the eyes. This would probably fit the bill for someone just getting into home recording. But for me, it's not gonna cut it. I called for an RMI today, and spent a little more money for a Yamaha MX series.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Triton Sound Module With 49 Keys

By Christ's Minstrel

from Vancouver, Washington

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Usb Out

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • No Leslie Speed Control
  • No Midi Out Seriously
  • No On-off Switch
  • Touch Strip Difficult

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Daw Controller
  • Practicing

Comments about Korg TRITON Taktile 49-Key Keyboard/Synth Controller with TRITON Engine:

Because of its price I'm comparing this to my Casio CTK-6000 and Yamaha MM6.

The key bed: as good as, or slightly better than the Casio CTK-6000. Much, much better than the Yamaha MM6.

The acoustic piano sounds (the few it has): better than the Casio CTK-6000 and not as good as the Yamaha MM6. It needs more pianos.

The electric piano sounds: not as good as the Casio CTK-6000 and not even close to the Yamaha MM6. The Yamaha MM6's "Case" (suitcase Rhodes) blows away all of the others.

The organ sounds: about as good as the Casio CTK-6000 and better than the Yamaha MM6. (But, there's no way to change the Leslie speed. Seriously?!? What was Korg thinking?)

The string sounds: better than either the Casio CTK-6000 or the Yamaha MM6. The mod wheel controls vibrato. (And does nothing for organs.) The violin is quite credible.

The pad sounds: better than either the Casio CTK-6000 or the Yamaha MM6. This is a matter of taste though.

The lead synth sounds: better than the Casio CTK-6000 and not as good as the Yamaha MM6.

 
5.0

Nice MIDI controller with built-in synth.

By Jonny Flash

from Waterville, ME

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Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Korg TRITON Taktile 49-Key Keyboard/Synth Controller with TRITON Engine:

    I checked out different midi controllers and landed on this one because of the functionality and built-in basic synth. It has taken a bit getting the hang of using all of the functions, but this controller has all I need for my guitar-focused home studio. I do wish that it either came with Ableton instead of Reason, or that the midi sequencer came with a built-in map for Reason, so that there would be a little less work for a novice like me. Otherwise, a great addition to my home studio.

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